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Progression, Variation, Precision, Thunderdomes

As loyal readers know, I’ve come to develop an appreciation for many of the tenets of old-timey fitness. Although I watched it several months ago now, I’m still pondering the implications of this lecture from Physical Culture Historian Dr. Ed Thomas.  Admittedly, part of my enjoyment has to do with the professorial charms of Dr. Thomas; I am …

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The Way of Health and Hotness

As many of you know, I’ve recently been teaching some fitness classes in addition to my usual personal training antics.  It’s been an absurd amount of fun and the response has been overwhelming and humbling.  When many of the students in my current class asked if I’d be interested in doing another session straight away… well, I’m not one to turn down people with a passion for the Way of Health and Hotness.  

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What’s the Hubub With Creatine?

So eventually I’m going to get a little more in depth on my thoughts on supplements, but the real fast version is, I don’t think that most work, at least never to the degree promised by the obnoxious ad copy.  I’m not convinced there’s a health risk per se, but generally outside of the placebo …

The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss

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The 4 Hour Body

Tim Ferriss, the business expert who wrote the now ubiquitous 4 Hour Workweek, has stepped into the world of health and hotness.  As readers of his first work know, this isn’t exactly a wild departure: Ferriss made his millions creating, running, and selling a supplement company.Feriss’s book is EPIC, clocking in around almost 600 pages.  Happily, it’s split up into a number of smaller books addressing common goals like fat loss, muscle gain, and optimal sexy time.

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Don’t Make “The Perfect” the Enemy of “The Good”

The fitness industry is a magical land.  It’s filled with beautiful bodies, science-y words, otherworldly feats of strength… and crazy-ass FOCD people. Now, I point this out lovingly, since I too once suffered from Fitness Obsessed Compulsive Disorder.  When you get reeeeeeally into training, it’s easy to lose sight of the forrest for the trees. …

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Toning Shoes Make Me Want To Put a Knife In My Eye

  Alright. You’ve seen the shoes.  You’ve seen the ads. You’ve even seen the commercial version of the ad above. And frankly… the gal in the commercial is in fact, absurdly hot.  Good commercial ad guys!  I’m gonna go buy a pair ASAP!!!  I too long for firm toned buttocks!!!! (Mad Men 1, Mark 0). …

Buddhist Koan

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“The Way You Train is the Way You Live”

Back in December I attended the Perform Better ”Learn By Doing” 1 Day Seminar in Fairlawn, NJ. Training seminars, for those not in the field, are a chance for a bunch of trainers to get together and learn from some of the best minds in the field, virtually all of whom have accents and raspy voices.